January 9, 2021 – John Fensterwald reports on Governor Newsom’s proposed solution to a long-running, contentious dispute over how California’s school districts can use leftover funds intended for high need students under the Local Control Funding Formula. There has been a longstanding loophole in the education reform law that has allowed districts to use the money for purposes other than those for which they were intended and avoid explaining the expenditures they do make in public documents. Public Advocates and managing attorney John Affeldt are mentioned in the article, which summarizes how education advocates are viewing Newsom’s proposed fix to the law.

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